From: Bart (bartmann.nsd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-08 13:09:12
On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 12:35:31 -0400, Caleb Epstein wrote:
> I think the specification of "fractional_seconds" in the time_duration
> class is unclear. Using the multi-argument constructor, and passing
> 1000 for the 4th argument, am I specifying milliseconds? Microseconds?
> Does it depend on the compile-time resolution of the class? If so
> (which is my suspicion), then using the 4-argument form of the ctor
> can lead to incorrect results if the resolution is changed. That
> seems like a bad thing.
Yes it does depend on the compile time resolution. In the following:
The fractional_seconds parameter is 1000 units. That may be 1000
microseconds or 1000 nanoseconds.
In cases where the fractional_seconds exceeds the compiled resolution, the
extra value is carried over into the seconds field:
When compiled with microsecond resolution produces "01:04:06.456789".
I've updated the documentation to try and make this behavior more clear.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Jeff will have to address the floating point issue.
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